SAMUEL F. PRYOR examines the “ Humpty Dumpty Circus , ” part of the
collection on display at the International Doll Library ... Cast iron was also a
popular material for boys ' toys - certainly it was tough and indestructible , a
valuable quality .
Monsieur Omar was lying in his bed smoking, clad only in his shorts, a delighted
and indestructible Humpty Dumpty. He was blowing smoke rings toward the
ceiling. I did not feel that the future of Tassemsit was in immediate danger. Our
Author: Paul Bowles
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
In the nineteenth century there flourished a peculiar breed of Englishmen—often the second sons of the aristocracy, or ambitious men from a lower class—who as soldiers, consuls and tea planters, were largely responsible for making England a great colonial power. Save for the fact that he is a staunch anticolonialist, Paul Bowles resembles these men in many respects. Like them, he appears to be happiest away from civilization as we know it; like them, he thrives when the traveling is hardest, the food ghastly or infrequent, water scarce, heat intolerable, or mosquitoes abundant. This engaging collection of eight travel essays by the author of such noted fiction as The Sheltering Sky and The Delicate Prey deals largely with places in the world that few Westerners have ever heard of, much less seen—places as yet unencumbered by the trappings, luxuries, and corruptions of modern civilization. Except for one essay on Central America, all of these pieces are concerned with remote spots in the Hindu, Buddhist, or Mohammedan worlds. The author is a sympathetic and discerning interpreter of these alien cultures, and his eyes and ears are especially alert both to what is bizarre and what is wise in the civilizations in which he settles. He is also acutely aware of the transitions occurring on the fringes of many of these regions, and he is disturbed and indignant about the corrosive effect of Western culture on the non-Christian way of life. Above all, however, Paul Bowles is a superb and observant traveler—born wanderer who finds pleasure in the inaccessible and who cheerfully endures the concomitant hardships matter-of-factly and with humor. These essays provide us with Paul Bowles’s characteristic insightfulness and bring us closer to a world we frequently hear about, but often find difficult to understand.
... image was the portrait Balzac asked his mother to commission from Louis
Boulanger as a corrective to a 'horrible lithograph' based on a caricatural
statuette by Dantan;65 it made him look like an indestructible Humpty-Dumpty
with a stick.
Author: Graham Robb
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Graham Robb has produced a masterpiece of literary biography in which Balzac bursts into life on every page. The living manifestation of the colourful and varied world he described, yet at the same time its most astonishing exception, Balzac is the perfect subject for biography. Robb skilfully interweaves the life with the work to paint an indelible and brilliantly compelling portrait of one of the great tragicomic heroes of the nineteenth century, a man whose influence both in and outside his native France has been and is still immense. ‘Graham Robb does a superb job in bringing Balzac to life in all his preposterousness, while still letting us appreciate his genius’ Sunday Independent ‘Robb’s Balzac is a fine achievement: an impressive work of scholarship and an enormously enjoyable read. In a well-paced narrative, he blends solid evidence with amusing anecdote, patient evaluation with witty aside’ Guardian
I suppose the reason you were working with that pink-and-white, indestructible
rubber humpty dumpty was because—” “With whom?” “That humpty dumpty with
the colors which won't wash off. Miss Bliss's old man. Doc Bliss. You were
Author: Darwin L. Teilhet
"An advertising agent wanders from place to place on the West coast after losing his job because of a series of articles he wrote for a radical publication." --
... or seeing “locust ravaged date palms whose branches look like the ribs of a
broken umbrella,” or the unforgettable Monsieur Omar, “lying in his bed smoking,
clad in only his shorts, a delighted and indestructible Humpty Dumpty.” One of the
Author: Paul Bowles
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes.” —New York Times “His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer.” —Time Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky. The acclaimed essays in Travel—never before collected in a single volume—span more than sixty years and range from Bowles’s early days in Paris to his time spent in Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya, and his expatriate life in Morocco. Insightful, exciting, and evocative, featuring original photographs throughout, Travels is a stunning collection of rarely seen shorter works—a showcase of the literary artistry of one of the truly great American writers of the twentieth century.
... bad he fell off his high castle wall thinking himself indestructible Did he think he
was Donald Trump or something like that? Therefore call on the Lord well before
you are a Humpty Dumpty All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't ...
Author: Duncan Cullman
Duncan Cullman was abandoned on the steps of a church as an infant. No one knew exactly where he had come from, but a large American car had been seen speeding away. “My son, you came directly from God — El Dios,” his mother said, for she was Spanish, from some island in the Caribbean. She had gone to Cartagena, in Colombia, to marry Cullman’s father, but then they had returned to south Bogota. His mother also suggested that maybe he was “one of those gringos,” because his hair was blond and his eyes are blue. While he laughed at the idea, he grew up dreaming that he was destined to be like a king or one of those rich gringos and live in a big mansion with a large garden, many fine trees, and servants that he would treat well. In this compilation of poems and short stories, Cullman looks back at how he did become a king of sorts, achieving renowned status as a ski racer, spending time with John Denver in Aspen, Colorado, shortly before the singer’s death, and enjoying life to the fullest.
indestructible? is question can lead to philosophical discussions such as, “What
is really physical if every bit of matter is simply a ... out-of-service, or destroyed. e
truth is that a system doesn't break like a sheet of ice, or like Humpty Dumpty.
Author: Daemon Behr
What do we mean when we say designing risk? Every event that occurs does not happen in isolation. An event is a combination of people, places, and things, and is associated with a time period. Each event affects other events, like a ripple in a pond. They are all interrelated and woven into an invisible fabric that is the current state of being. One cannot ignore this fact when designing an IT infrastructure or planning a long-term technological strategy, because infrastructures are not comprised of detached components operating in isolation. Risk is defined by a probability and an impact, which can be represented qualitatively or quantitatively. Or in simple terms: something may happen and it might hurt a lot or a little. You can guess and gamble your way through it, or you can truly understand what your options are and start planning. This book will give you the ability to see beyond a fault or failure, and start understanding the relationships between risk response, resources, cost and acceptance.
... position and falls off . a few minutes , Author Kruger continues , it may resume
its position on the glass wall again only to fall asleep once more and drop back
again to the aquarium floor resembling a kind of indestructible Humpty Dumpty .
1906 or before Dick , Phillip K. Humpty Dumpty in Oakland The Wise
Encyclopedia of Cookery Dimont , Max I. The Indestructible Jews Books of
Maccabees Diringer . The Alphabet The Urantia Book . First or second edition
Doctor , Joseph .
However, she told me that she heard children making new rhymes in which Humpty Dumpty was put back together. On hearing this B got ... She did not say
anything but went on to draw more and wrote: “Nothing is indestructible. You can
Author: Phil Mollon
People like to talk. We know that talking to an attentive and thoughtful listener can be helpful in clarifying conscious and unconscious feelings, thoughts, and motivations. But is talk enough? The complex physiology of anxiety and traumatic stress reactions is often stubbornly persistent, despite therapeutic exploration in both conscious and unconscious areas of the mind. In the case of severe trauma, talking can stir up the emotions and associated bodily disturbance without providing any resolution - sometimes leaving clients feeling worse. The developing field of energy psychology offers an entirely new perspective and gamut of techniques for locating where these traumatic patterns are encoded. They are not in the mind - but in the energy system at the interface of psyche and soma. By addressing these realms concurrently, a powerful therapeutic synergy emerges that allows rapid and deep shifts in the patterns of distress that drive the psychosomatic system.
As the energy which is the cause of all life of the universe is indestructible , it
might be thought that this life could go on for ... The whole business comes to this
: Humpty - Dumpty cannot be put together again or put back upon his wall ,
They are made all from wood , fully jointed - practically indestructible . ...
Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus Toys Toys that gladden the hearts of our
dear little ones - Appeal to boys and girls alike of any age The funniest things you
ever saw .
Author: Wendy Lavitt
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Supplies price listings and detailed descriptions of a variety of dolls made or sold in the United States from the 1700s to the twentieth century
The principal feature of the doll was the unbreakable nature of the parts and indestructible joints . ... Please note that Humpty Dumpty Circus animals and
People Dolls of A . Schoenhut do not look like later toy products except they are
Common Things ; Aunt Louisa's Jumble Picture INDESTRUCTIBLE BOARDED
PICTURE Books . ... The with 6 movable discs and 12 coloured plates Humpty - Dumpty Nursery Rhyme Book , with showing numerous simple objects all spelt ...
( Indestructible Boarded Picture Book . ) The HUMPTY.DUMPTY NURSERY
RHYME BOOK . With 110 Pages of Coloured Illustrations from Drawings by C.
Haslewood , with Descriptive Letterpress . THE SUNBEAM PICTURE BOOK .
With 24 ...
Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.